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Growing up, mom always had the small jars of food dye at the ready for making things like colored sugar. And, I’ve done the same here. However, I know have had the opportunity to review the Nature’s Flavors Rainbow Pack of Natural Colors which allows for a more ‘natural’ food dye option with no chemicals and helps me make a yummy Shamrock Shake!
About Natural Colors by Nature’s Flavors
Nature’s Flavors, makers of the highest quality natural flavorings and colorings for baking and cooking has created Natural Colors! Natural Colors will quickly replace your artificially enhanced food colorings with natural, vegan, gluten free and chemical free colors… the way nature intended for colors to be! This is a huge innovation for parents with children who have ADHD, are hyperactive, autistic and for those parents who just want their children to be healthy and chemical free.
You can purchase colors individually ($15 per 2 ounce vial) or buy the Nature’s Flavors Natural Colors Rainbow Pack ($51.95 retail) in a 100% recycled packaging that contains 5 colors.
Using Natural Colors in Our House
For this review, we were sent the Nature’s Flavors Rainbow Pack of Natural Colors containing 2 oz. containers of Natural Cherry Red Color, Natural Blue Color, Natural Honeydew Green Color, Natural Yellow Color, and Natural Pumpkin Orange Color.
In the kitchen, I tried making a Chocolate Mint Shake, but quickly realized that the green color wouldn’t be visible through the brown of the cocoa powder.
So, we decided to make a Shamrock Shake the next go around. I didn’t want to be too heavy handed on the color, so we ended up with a lovely mint green shake.
While this product is geared for the kitchen, I’m planning to experiment using the colorings for items my preschool child can use. He might not try eating things like bath tub paint, but others like the paint for tongue painting do have potential for the dye being absorbed into his body. So, I feel better knowing there are no harmful chemicals in the Natural Colors.
I’m also thinking about different ways we can liven up our meals with a dash of color, too. Although, I suspect most of the use will be for dessert items.
Shamrock Shake Using Natural Colors
This recipe is inspired by The Hillbilly Housewife’s Magic Milk Shakes post.
Minty green shakes I use Young Living's Peppermint essential oil as it is rated safe for consumption. To make this a chocolate peppermint shake (which won't be green), add 1/4 c of cocoa powder and omit the Natural Honeydew Green Color.
Minty green shakes
I use Young Living's Peppermint essential oil as it is rated safe for consumption. To make this a chocolate peppermint shake (which won't be green), add 1/4 c of cocoa powder and omit the Natural Honeydew Green Color.
Do you enjoy Shamrock Shakes?
Or is there a different flavor of shake you like?
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